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De Palma's homage to Vertigo,
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This review is from: Obsession [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Obsession is a film I have very mixed feelings about. The first half. I adore. It's a wonderful tribute to Hitchcock's Vertigo. It's defiantly old-fashioned and melodramatic, and works beautifully in that regard. Vilos Zsigmond's lensing is a very integral part of the narrative. The plot falls apart in the latter half of the movie, and the climax is wince-inducingly stupid, but on the whole I still have a lot of affection for this very personal effort from De Palma.
Arrow's blu-ray gives an amazing presentation of the film. The diffused grainy look of the encode on account of the soft-focus low-light cinematography will probably not appeal as much to today's audiences, but I love it. There are 2 lossless audio tracks of which the default mono provides excellent clarity (haven't checked the 5.1 track). Extras include in-depth making of with the principal cast and crew and several other featurettes. Arrow's packaging is also amazing. A slipcase housing reversible covers, 2-sided poster and a massive booklet that also includes, wait for it. a facsimile of the first typed draft of the screenplay by Paul Schrader. I doubt things can be any better than this. Highly recommended for De Palma fans.